Job Description

Open Rank - Clinical Law Professor

Posting Numberreq6315
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentSchool of Law (588A)
Academic LocationSchool of Law
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The University of New Mexico School of Law invites applications for tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in its Clinical Law Program, starting in the Fall of 2019. The School of Law’s Clinical Law Program is widely regarded to be among the finest in the country. It is committed to serving low-income clients, increasing access to justice for those historically under-served, and to social justice advocacy.

We value candidates who will contribute diverse backgrounds and perspectives that will enrich our students learning and our faculty. Entry-level and experienced clinicians are encouraged to apply. Academic rank and salary will be based on experience and qualifications but all are tenure or tenure-track positions.

Clinic faculty positions involve teaching primarily in the clinical law program, with additional opportunities to teach elsewhere in the curriculum. Clinic faculty supervise students in all aspects of direct client representation and community-based projects, and teach clinical skills classes. The Clinical Law Program operates five clinical sections covering various legal areas. The areas in which we may be hiring include our Community Lawyering Clinic, the Economic Justice Clinic, and our Child and Family Justice Clinic. View descriptions of our clinics at

Offering a J.D. degree, the UNM School of Law is nationally recognized for innovative classes that combine law practice skills training with doctrinal instruction and a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio. For information about the University of New Mexico School of Law and to learn more about Albuquerque, please follow the link provided:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidates must possess a J.D. or equivalent legal degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A record of demonstrated excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching, supervising, or mentoring law students or beginning attorneys.

  • A record of demonstrated excellence or the promise of excellence in academic scholarship.

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Ideal candidates will possess one or more of the following:

  • Demonstrated interest in social justice advocacy and serving New Mexico’s vulnerable communities.

  • Commitment to serving low income and/or historically underserved clients.

  • Significant law practice experience in the areas in which we are hiring.

Application InstructionsAll applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a diversity statement at the time of application.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 10/10/2018. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


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